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Our Response to the Alabama IVF Ruling

Board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Ilana Ressler

When patients have questions or concerns and receive thoughtful answers from their healthcare provider, it goes a long way. This is the patient-first philosophy Dr. Ressler brings to Illume Fertility as a fertility specialist, board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.


“Dr. Ressler was very welcoming and put us at ease. She asked relevant questions but also asked other conversational questions as well. She was thorough in explaining the potential causes of infertility and didn't question our belief that IVF was the appropriate course of treatment for us. She respected our comments and was very personable and friendly yet still completely professional."

Get to Know Dr. Ressler

Dr. Ressler began her education at Duke University, earning a BS in Psychology. She then received her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

During her residency, Dr. Ressler was awarded the Professional Dedication to Residency Award in 2009, and the Overall Excellence in Gynecologic Care Award in 2010. In 2013, she completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati.

"At my first visit, Dr. Ressler and her team realized how nervous I was and took their time to explain each and every detail I needed to know. Dr. Ressler is patient, kind and very thorough. At the end of the visit I felt so silly having been nervous when I am clearly in such caring and educated hands."

More About Dr. Ressler

In 2016 and 2017, Dr. Ressler was chosen by her peers at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine to receive the Fertility and Sterility Star Reviewer Award. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

Dr. Ressler is also a former member of the editorial board of Fertility and Sterility, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s premier international journal for those who treat infertility and reproductive medicine. She has also been an expert reviewer of the latest GYN surgical studies and written literature reviews for the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.

Dr. Ressler serves as Medical Advisor for Yesh Tikva, which was established to create a Jewish community of support for those experiencing infertility. She also launched the Pies for Prevention program in her Westchester community to benefit Sharsheret, the nonprofit organization supporting Jewish women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer.

Dr. Ressler lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and three young children. She enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family and cheering for her beloved Cleveland sports teams or Duke’s Blue Devils.

“I had PCOS and was finding it difficult to conceive. It took just one month of treatment with Dr. Ressler and I am now six weeks pregnant! Dr. Ressler is very kind and replies to all of my queries promptly. She knows what she is doing and always has a smile that brightens me every time I visit."

Education & Honors

  • Duke University, BS
  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • The University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine, Residency
  • The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Fellowship
  • Fertility and Sterility Star Reviewer Award
  • Professional Dedication to Residency Award
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award, 2019-2023

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